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is working to change the law. the law that lets cops and the feds read our e-mails. they can just read them if the messages are more than six months old. a change coming that could affect all privacy. i am still on air today because my staff didn't win the record $588 million powerball jackpot. the deal was, if they won, obviously they were thought coming to work and the stage manager was going to anchor and i was going to hang out on their boat. but, no, there are two winners, obviously we hate them. we will talk about them unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." >> first from fox at 3:00, the united nations general assembly hold a historic vote any moment on recognizing an independent palestinian state. it is expected to pass overwhelmingly despite opposition from the united states and israel which are in a vast majority of the u.n.'s 193 members. this measure would "reaffirm the right of the palestinian people to self determination and to independence in their state of palestine, on the palestinian territory, occupied since 1967." here is a look at how the land was d
bazell, nbc news, new york. >>> up next here tonight, the actual research about getting along with the in-laws. >>> veteran new yorkers didn't know what they were looking at last night. a lot of them were worried someone had gone and tarted up the dignified empire state building. it was the first display of a new array of lights at the very top of what is still the grand master of the new york skyline. last night's show was coordinated to an alicia keys song. the owners of the building say they'll use the new led lights to display various light patterns from now on. we'll be watching. >>> one of the most influential figures in american sports has died. marvin miller never played major league baseball, but he changed the game nonetheless. when he took the job as leader of the major league players union in 66, the minimum salary back then was $6,000, and the owners had all the power. by 1982, when he retired, the union was one of the strongest in the u.s. the average player's salary was almost a quarter million dollars. the players had won free agency. he was by any standard a game changer. marv
orchestrated his abuse and death. prosecutors also indicted her husband, sister-in-law and sons. investigators say victims were held in her condo against their will, deprived of food and water and physically abused before they died. in most cases they say relatives of the victims were the ones who carried out the abuse. police have found five bodies. they believe four other people who are listed as missing are connected to this case and likely dead. >>> investigators say sumida's crimes could date back a decade. during that time citizens and police had warning signs but they didn't act. lax law enforcement is partly to blame but so is japanese tendency to respect privacy. earlier i spoke with nhk world's yoichiro tateiwa who is covering this story. yoichiro, how didn't this case come to light? >> it first came up a year ago when a woman fled to a police station and said she had been kidnapped and held against her will. since then the police have found dead bodies in different parts of western japan. investigators say sumida was the mastermind behind the deaths. here is how they say it worked.
of these cases is a challenge to a federal law called the defense of marriage act passed by congress in 1996, signed by president clinton. and it says if a couple a legally married under state law, one of the nine states that now or soon will grant the right for same-sex couples to get married, those marriages are not recognized under federal law and as a practical matter, that deprives those couples of about 1,000 federal benefits. that law has been challenged by lawsuits in several states. if seems pretty likely the court will take that case because it'sen validating an act of congress. so it seems pretty likely that the court will take that or we could find that out this afternoon. now, the other big thing we're watching is the challenge to california's proposition 8, the voter approved measure that was passed in 2008 that ended gay marriage in california. two lower courts have said it's unconstitutional and we're waiting to see if the supreme court will take that case, as well. we should know as you say any minute. >> let's go back to the defense of marriage act here because this is espe
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coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends dember 7th. so now's the time. visit care.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >> shepard: high stakes showdown in one of the arab world's most important nation following a week of antigovernment demonstration demonstrations. lawmakers in egypt today began hashing out a new constitution. after six days of dictatorial rule. of course, critics say the new government has already taken a step in the wrong direction and the move its making now could ripple across the middle east and affect u.s. interest in the region. protesters have been battling police ever since egypt's new president last week granted himself near absolute power. today, the president said the power grab will only be temporary. >> we have to share everything based on stable laws and based on the separation of powers executive, legislative and judicial. these matters should be independent and will take time. >> shepard: president morsey's infamous political party now has a majority and therefore a very st
. >> but does the killing fall under the stand your ground law? we'll talk about that. >>> and other stories we're following today, there were protests in cairo as the democracy enters a dangerous phase, supporters of mohamed morsy packed the area as morsy called for a referendum on a new constitution. his critics say the constitution was rushed through. we'll go live to cairo for a live report in just moments. >>> north korea will try again, taking a stab at sending a rocket into space. this time, putting a satellite into orbit. this is coming from the state-run media. it will be launched between the tenth and 22nd of this month. they tried earlier but it crashed into the sea. the state department is not happy about it, calling any launch by north korea provocative. >>> and nations around the world observing world aid's day, in march, bangladesh -- a march in bangladesh, showing how activists have helped this movement go global. 34 million people have been living with hiv. >>> and david beckham's final soccer match is under way. he is playing his final match at the championship game. but beckh
to a referendum popular vote in two weeks time. critics say that gives islamic sh sharia law and fails to protect some basic freedoms. for "cbs this morning"," holly williams, cairo. >>> now to the announcement that royal watchers waited 19 months to hear. prince william and katherine are expecting a baby. officials confirm the news on monday and also say kate will be spending the next several days in hospital. the prince went to see her this morning at london's king edward viii hospital named after his great great grandfather. mark edwards is there. >> reporter: good morning, norah. good morning charlie. the medical bulletin this morning, there is no medical but thein. bulletin. kate is in this hospital. she is, as you say, with prince william. she is suffering from a very acute form of morning sickness. said to be very uncomfortable to her. but at this stage not a threat to the pregnancy. prince william has come back here again this morning. this seems to be a pregnancy that the whole world is living through as well. prince william, who had taken his wife to the ho
signed by president clinton, it defines marriage as for federal law purposes as only the legal union of one man and one woman. now, the practical effect of that is that in the nine states that now grant or soon will grant same-sex couples the legal right to get married, those couples are legally married under state law, but the federal government doesn't recognize their marriage, which means that they can't get survivors' benefits, they don't get tax benefits, they don't get social security benefits. about 1,000 benefits in all that are the result of this federal law that's being challenged by several cases. and that's why you say there are at least eight of them, all of which say that the federal law is unconstitutional discrimination. and the challengers also say there's never been another case where congress says, well, we're not going to recognize a marriage that the state defines as legal. so i think that's the most likely thing that will happen today. but one of the cases that the justices will be talking about is the challenge to california's proposition 8. that's the voter-ap
, a move to end the crisis. >> the document is based on sharia law. critics say it ignores fundamental democratic principles and marginalizes the nation's large christian populations. it has set the stage for conflict in a more increasingly divided nation. >> opponents of the president are outraged at the document adopted by the assembly. protesters are maintaining a vigil, and demonstrations are growing. critics warn that egypt is fast becoming an islamic state. >> hosni mubarak never divided the egyptian people. now, there is president morsi, and we do not know if he is the president of egypt or the president of the muslim brotherhood. >> islamists who dominate the assembly have already answered that question -- the body signed off on all 234 articles of the constitution, which is based upon the principles of sharia or islamic law. the constitution maintains sharia as the main source of legislation. it also gives women no guarantee of equal rights, since the rights must conform with sharia. religious leaders will also be able to directly influence egyptian legislation in the future.
. and the final draft includes a bigger role for islamic sharia law and empowers the state to protect morals. but there's no specific guarantee of equality for women, and all of those things have angered many egyptian liberals. nevertheless, mr. morsi said this evening that he will put that draft constitution to a referendum, a popular vote, in just 15 days' time. >> holly, what can the opposition do? >> reporter: well, president morsi's opponents are in a difficult situation because he has played a very clever hand. there's a good chance that the constitution will pass at the referendum, because some egyptians like it and other egyptians feel that any constitution is better than no constitution when egypt desperately needs stability. and even if the draft doesn't pass the popular vote, mr. morsi will still have his expanded new powers. his opponents are talking about disrupting the referendum. they're talking about civil disobedience, and beyond that, there may be very little they can do. meanwhile, the military, which has repeatedly interfered in pol tibs during egypt's democratic transiti
. and the hospital has pointed out that they probably broke the law, at least that's the advice the hospital's received. this is a few other things the chief executive said. >> technically i think this was a breach of patient confidentiality, which i regret. having said that, the information which was inadvertently revealed is already in the public domain. i think this whole thing is pretty deplorable. our nurses are caring, professional people not to cope with journalistic trickery of this sort. >> max foster reporting for us. you get the point what's going on. pranksters in australia, potentially could be in some trouble despite their apology. we'll continue to watch the story. we, of course, wish the duchess of cambridge only the best. >>> meanwhile, important new research that could impact people that take aspirin to reduce the risk of hard attacks and strokes. a common coating used on aspirin, stand by we'll give you details. for pain, it's just for sleep. because sleep is a beautiful thing. ♪ zzzquil, the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil. well, having a ton of lo
above the law. and how will the u.s. handle this? >>> plus, the chances of winning are ridiculously low. but millions of us are still lining up for a shot at a record powerball jackpot. >> lucky, lucky, lotto win. >> shepard: tonight a look at the actual odds of winning it all. but first from fox this tuesday night, three republican senators now say they cannot support the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, for secretary of state. at least until they get more answers about her comments about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. president obama has not yet even nominated her. but the white house says she is enormously qualified. senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte say they're even more troubled now after meeting with ambassador rice. the attack on libya on september 11 killed the u.s. ambassador, cries stevens and three other americans. five days later, ambassador rice went on the sunday talk shows and said u.s. officials believed it was a spontaneous reaction to protest over an anti-islam video. not a preplanned terrorist attack. first the controversy was over wheth
a state law which is overriding a federal law. clearly that raises the entire thing up to a whole new level, correct? >> exactly. and after the last election, you look very festive today with the red. beautiful. >> thank you. i'm prechristmas. >> three more states approved same-sex marriage. doma means for federal purposes the definition of marriage is man and woman. that's the issue here. wide implications. deb, monday the supreme court is going to tell us which of the five cases they're going to pick. and we'll rule on this. it will be very interesting to see how this supreme court addresses this issue. >> a lot at stake here. let's switch gears a little bit. we want to talk about women in combat. there is a long standing policy against training women for ground combat. okay. so maybe they want to protect, you know, the weaker sex. however, there is a lot at stake here. we're talking about gender discrimination. this is about -- women want to break the glass ceiling. not only are you sending us into battle unprepared, but you're also taking away our ability to even climb up in the r
to the system do you think are required? how deep? >> please understand that current law, the president's law right now, the law of the land, makes it so that medicare, medicaid and social security all are on a road to insolvency. that's the current law. we believe that those three programs, medicaid, medicare and social security need to be saved and strengthened and secured. through our budget proposal we've had out the last two years we have put forward a proposal that actually makes it so that current retirees, current medicare recipients see no change whatsoever but in fact we save and secure the program for future generations. that the medicaid program which again is on a path to insolvency and states are complaining vociferously about this that we actually save that program from a financial standpoint. there are wonderful proposals on the table about solving and saving social security. you can't address the spending issues without fundamental really form and real solutions for medicare, medicaid and social security. >> brown: just to stay with you, won't those be unpopular? after this e
texting with his sister-in-law, he learned that dad had already techno blabbed. >> i said well, dad, he doesn't want me to say anything, say anything? he said you have seen his facebook? [ laughter ] so i got my dad's facebook and i was like i think it's pretty safe to say the cat's out of the bag. >> and dad is kind of hinting, shep, that he wants a red camaro. >> shepard: i bet he can have one. what about that other winner in arizona. do we know anything? >> we know he is awesome if that's the guy anyway. caught on video finally honest reaction the kind you or i would give if we realized we were the winners. guy checks the number at the counter yellow road gear. freaks out a little bit handing the ticket to other people making sure that he wasn't seeing things. >> he couldn't believe it. he was ecstatic wanting everybody to look to check to see he wasn't seeing things. he wasn't seeing things it was the right numbers. >> i heard him say he won. and he gave me the ticket and said did i really win? and it was an arizona ticket with the winning numbers on it >> and apparently that ticket
by president mubarak's islamist allies, so on the one hand, it gives islamic law a bigger role in government. but on the other hand, a clause that specifically guaranteed equality for women was removed. today i spoke with an egyptian blogger and she told me she's worried that this draft constitution could be used to violate her rights. >> you take your salary from my taxes. you have no right to tell me how to live my life, how to dress, how to talk. you have no right to put me in jail because i'm expressing on opinion on the internet or in the streets and this is what they did in the constitution. >> pelley: holly, with so much opposition, what are the chances that president morsi is going to get this constitution through an election? >> well, mr. morsi is making a political gamble. he is betting that a majority of egyptians will vote for this draft constitution. and if he's right, then president morsi will tighten his grip on power. if he's wrong, if egyptians reject this proposed constitution then they're also rejecting mr. morsi's islamist vision for egypt. >> pelley: holly williams in ca
on taxes, anything that sounds like they will be rewarded for breaking the law and they will get an easy past is considered amnesty. jon: ronald reagan did it, didn't he? >> yes. republicans are a natural homss, they believe, for latinos. they are the party of opportunity, and hard work, of entrepreneurs and they are pro family. they have to start to speak about these issues where it doesn't sound like they are breaking up families. the republicans are trying to promote for science, technology and engineering and math, whether it's a high skilled visa or a low skilled advice a whether it's farm workers, domestic workers who clean hotepal this is all immigrant labor, and this apalo has an economic component in addition to the fact that many of their churches are telling them we can no longer side with this anti-immigration position. so it is changing out from under them and i think they are going to look for a way that they can change policy without a political backlash. joons we will be talking more about the upcoming elections a little bit later in the hour. a.b. stoddard, thank you. >>
by the press. >> reporter: but david cameron said the judge had got it wrong. laws controlling newspapers could mushroom into censorship. he said he wanted changes the way newspapers regulate themselves but not new laws. >> the issue of principle is that for the first time we would have crossed the rubicon of writing elements of press regulation into the law of the land. we should, i believe, be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free speech and a free suppress. >> hear hear! >> reporter: describes the phone hacking and other intrusions suffered by innocent victims like millie dougher will, justice leveson depicted a press out of control, those "reckless regard for accuracy" would resist and dismiss complainants almost a matter of course and "showed a recklessness in prioritizing sensational stories almost irrespective of the harm caused, heedless of the public interest." >> good morning. any thoughts today? >> rupert murdoch in new york today, the judge also said there was no evidence to support allegations that there was a grand bargain between the tory leadership and
angle reports a major bottleneck that could send the healthcare law to the supreme court. >> that have states have been reluctant how to comply with the healthcare law. 17 flatly rejected the idea of a state run exchange. >> it is a federal law. so we will let the federal government do their thing. do what they'll do in oklahoma. >> it's not politics. it's the and the question of state control over an issue that is important to citizens of the states. >> given a skeptical opinion poll, the governors have little indication to say no. >> it's not political for a lot of governors to say you know what? this is an untested program. it's legitimate option for me to let the government run it. >> some say in the chaos of writing or pass obamacare they did not provide money for washington to implement exchanges itself or give out federal taxpayer subsidies in them. >> if the state doesn't have a state exchange and they have a exchange there may not be subsidy. >> if they run exchanges in lot of states they will need a new appropriation. it will need money. that will come from the house of repre
saying that such action would not only be completely unacceptable but a clear breach of international law. hours ago white house press secretary jay carney says he thinks syria's leaders have gotten the messages. >> it's hard for me to imagine that they are not fully aware of the seriousness of the president's position on this, the seriousness with which we would take the prospect of the use of chemical weapons. >> shepard: u.s. officials say they have recently spotted the syrian military moving around chemical weapons components. syria is believed to have enormous stockpiles of chemical weapons, gases that can kill people by raising blisters on their lungs or shutting down their nervous systems. as bashar assad's regime gross desperate the chances of him unleashing those weapons are growing. the fighting that began last year in syria has killed at least 40,000 people. if president assad gives the go ahead for the chemical weapons attacks it's hard to predict how many more would dyed. we have team fox coverage tonight jonathan hunt at the united nations first to james rosen at the state d
law in the new constitution. concerns about the protection of women's rights in this constitution. basically this is document written by the muslim brotherhood because all liberal members of this assembly walked out long ago, bill. bill: is there a chance that will diffuse the protests we have seen so far, steve? >> reporter: the hopes were on the president's side that this could diffuse the protests. this constitution would go to a referendum, be voted on and president morsi would give up his extraordinary powers. what we see is the reverse. it has inflamed the opposition. we could see one of the biggest protest demonstrations today we've seen so far, bill. bill: steve harrigan, thank you. we're waiting and watching for more developments out of cairo, egypt. we're coming after the moment where prayers end on a friday afternoon. so watch that story. martha: crowds in those streets. we'll keep an eye on it. we're just getting started on this friday morning, everybody. there is new information on the health of president george h.w. bush after he was admitted to the hospital. we have
, in his words and backed by new laws. he said the police did act wrongly at sometimes. as for politicians and their relationship with the press they said they did not act as times in the public interest. coincidentally in court today here in london two former executives of news corp.'s newspaper division here, news international. andy coal son and rebecca brooks are facing charges of alleged corrupt payments to officials. some 80 people have been arrested so far in this scandal. again these are just opinions, these are recommendations but they come after that lengthy custody deand from a very authoritative source. we are waiting to hear what prime minister cameron says and other politicians, then we node to hear what they are going to do with this. we've got to believe there will be very strong opinions on both side getting to the very core of a lot of important issues, including freedom of speech and what the government has to say about that. back to you. martha: greg palkot in london, thank you. bill: the investigation into the eye tack in libya, where four americans were killed, that c
. there is no reason to mess around with the word christmas. as we reported, president grant signed a law making christmas a federal holiday. there really isn't any controversy. unless congress revokes the holiday. christmas is christmas. it celebrates the birth of jesus. therefore, the word christmas images of jesus, and a songs or poems or stories discussing him are appropriate under the law. secular progressives hate that. they don't like public displays of jesus because christians believe he's god. and christians are the enemy. this has been going on for ten years now. really got heat add few years ago when dopey department store chains ordered their employees not to say the word christmas. as you may remember, we got involved here at the factor factor. that largely stopped. now misguided politicians like lincoln chaffey trying to use their power to diminish christmas because the private sector has largely surrendered to the common good. the reason the department stores folded was because millions of you wouldn't buy their stuff. not only are secular progressives serious about christmas in g
. kill guns, not kids. so we have to kill these gun laws that allow them -- the law enforcement has been trained and they're the only ones i feel that should have guns in public. >> this case has gotten a lot of attention, national attention, in some ways compared to the trayvon martin case. what are your thoughts about that? >> i don't think it's -- it just happened to be an african-american child and the nonafrican-american person that pulled the trigger. i think that's the only comparison. but i don't think the reason is the same. i think the reason for this gentleman was strictly anger and having the availability of a weapon. >> when people think about jordan davis, what should they remember? >> remember he's a 17-year-old child and you have a 17 or 15 or 16-year-old child, you know. and if some stranger tells you, gives you an order to turn your music down, most of the time they won't, most of the time they will give you a smart lip or whatever. but you as an adult, as parents, we don't expect people in the world to just gun down a child because of that. we don't expect a child to l
i did not see, the protesters are claiming is this -- i do not it imposes sharia law across the government. they claim it is not adequate to protect the separation of powers, to keep women in the 21st century instead of the stone age. not one person in the constitutional assembly is female. they say it does not protect it. what i am saying is, get in the game. it is time to go back to the table. i might give this advice to the congress, in our country, go back to the table and hammer it out. if both sides are dissatisfied, that means it is a good compromise. >> i wonder if we're expecting too much of a country that has had two decades of leadership. you point out the american example. it is a very fragile as well. >> of the risks are huge. morsi had two good, impressive successes last week. one of them in -- was brokering a ceasefire in gaza, which is also fragile and holding for now. the second is the effort he has made to get the imf to commit four $0.8 billion in loans with billions from the european union and maybe some money from us, depending on congress, to follow. th
of references to islamic sharia law. in cairo, tens of thousands protested, denouncing president mohammed morsi. in an all-night session of parliament dominated by islamic. opposition groups say that the document has a clear view towards sharia law. raising fears of state enforced islamic moral code. the draft is expected to be delivered to president morsi tomorrow. new controversy today over a pension crisis running the state of illinois. and whether american taxpayers and all the other states may soon have to put their bill. according to the pew research center, illinois has the most underfunded public pension system in the entire country. the funding ratio of just 45%. 45% funded. estimated $95 billion short of where they need to be to pay out the promised pension. a problem that pat quinn says needs to be fixed to find a solution. it is harder to come by. here is a video that we just released. the governor squeezing the pension python. >> sometimes they make smaller payments than what they promise. the investments that we made with that pension fund, the great recession can hit us hard. plu
insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. for a lot of students, who like me are on public interest scholarships, that's practically an entire summer's salary. 40% of the female students at georgetown law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy. >> sean: believe it or not, those are the words of somebody that "time" magazine is now considering as person of the year? you heard it right. the failing magazine is now elevating former georgetown law student sandra fluke to the same level as winston churchill, pope john ii, and more. here to explain how advocating for publicly-funded birth control qualifies fluke as the person of the year. good to see you. thanks for being with us. >> great to be here. >> sean: marjorie, it's $9 a month at wal-mart to get birth control pills. you can get all the condoms you want. in new york city, at a bar, they're free. just take a handful on your way out. planned parenthood, too. do you think she should be woman of the year? >> the reason that sandra fluke represents what
immigration, illegal aliens who choose to break additional laws by stealing identities, dealing drugs, joining criminal gangs, driving without a license, or committing fraud must receive prompt justice and deportation. no ifs, ands, or buts. i'd say that was clear. he also -- he altered the virginia state seal for modesty. notice that woman is a bit more french than her display, but he says he wanted to make sure that bare breast was removed from the goddess of virtue. small point. when cuccinelli had lapel pins made, the goddess' breast was covered. small point. he discussed concerns about getting a social security number for a soon to be born child. he was wondering whether he should get a social security number because of concerns for black helicopters. let's listen. >> we're going to have ourself event child on monday if he's not born before. and for the very concerns you state, we're actually considering, as i'm sure many of you here didn't get a social security number when you were born. you had to do it now. we're considering not doing that. and a lot of people are considering that now
ground law as his defense. >>> parts of the pacific northwest, they are bracing for more severe weather this weekend. a nasty mix of rain, wind, and snow pummeling northern california, oregon, and washington. the national weather service predicts soaking rain and wind gusts that could hit 70 miles per hour in some places. that could trigger flooding and mudslides after spring fires that destroyed whole forests. >>> and a professor hopes to get a few extra students in his statistic s class. he ends up with 54,000 new kids. luckily, he didn't need a classroom for all of them. >> palestinians celebrate in the west bank after an historic vote at the united nations. my guess says it's a game changer. i'll talk to the first woman elected to the palestinian legislative council. shopping for medicare coverage? don't wait. open enrollment ends december 7th. now's the time to take action. call unitedhealthcare today. celebrations after palestinians win a vote at the united nations. it's a vote that gives them a state up grade and is being seen as a possible step towards official statehood. it had
prominent a role to islamic shari'a law but fails to protect some basic freedoms. >> despite protests there, if there's a vote on the constitution, will it likely go in president morsi's favor if there's even a vote at all? >> reporter: there's a very good chance that this draft constitution will pass at referendum, in part because many egyptians want stability after two years of political turmoil, and perhaps for that reason, we're seeing some of president morsi's opponents turn to increasingly desperate measures. many judges are on strike. others say they may join the group later today. some are even talking about civil disobedience and trying to physically disrupt that referendum, stop it from taking place. >> thank you so much. >>> back in this country, health experts say the flu season is off to one of its earliest starts in nearly a decade. the number of flu cases have jumped in five southern states and this year's strain tends to make people sicker than other types. it's particularly hard on senior citizens. the good news, more than a third of americans have been vaccinated and this
at law firms and healthcare companies. >> really specifically? >> make sure you maintain your composure at your office party. >> maximum heather, maximum. >> appreciate it as always. >> the time is 10 minutes after the top of the hour. a church buckling under the pressure of a christmas controversy. we will tell you why it won't be a merry christmas for charlie brown after all. then there are always angels to celebrate the season. a behind the scenes look at the victoria secret fashion show. first as we go to break a look at the gas prices. the new national average is $3.80 that is unchanged from yesterday. >> too today the supreme court will hear the case of jeffery chase son lost his 5-year-old daughter when she was in scotland with her mom. the wife left the u.s. after being reported for a series of alcohol related crimes. ed hodge is in the hospital. he returns 88 next week is being treated for a respiratory finks. this is the second time he has been hospitalized in the lathes three months. he was treated for anemia in accepte september. >> a church in arkansas cancelling performanc
a 60-day notice of potential layoffs to workers required by law. >> for to us have gone this long a period of time, without making any preparations for it, i think is a gross disservice to the american people. >> for months the pentagon officials have been speaking descriptively about the impact of the cuts. >> face the prospect of budget sequestration. that would be devastating to national security. >> more detailed look comes from the economiststein fuller at george mason university. he finds that a $45.1 million reduction of purchase of military equipment at research and development alone would reduce gdp by $86.5 billion and result in loss of 1 1,600,000 00 across all sector of the economy impacting every state and representing decline of personal income. but those numbers represent a small fraction of proposed defense cuts. d.o.d. would absorb $55 billion in cuts every year through 2021. long-held doctrine of maintaining force capable of fighting two wars would be strained. with the obama administration, shift to asia, as a new focus on the u.s. operations. >> it would requir
catherine. the our plan put rates signed into law by ronald reagan in 1986. melissa: got to go. i want to really quickly. why do we continue to talk about raising taxes and we're not talking about cutting spending? we can't get there. >> we never are, are we? >> sure. the tax reform plan is part of a larger $4 trillion deficit reduction plan has spending cuts in it. you need to do it in a balanced way. 485 billion in medicare. >> i'm sorry. 385 dal billion on top of savings we already have in medicare. melissa: i would love for both of you to come back. we have to do more in depth. you're fantastic. >> thanks for having me. melissa: here is the question of the day. could have done that the whole show. do you support higher taxes on cigarettes, alcohol and online gambling to reduce the deficit? we want to hear what you think. like us on facebook.co facebook.com/melissafrancisfox or follow me on twitter at melissaafrancis. >>> egyptian president morsi attempts to restore order on cairo streets. protesters respond with molotov cocktails. has he lost control? details coming up next. >> mil
was banned. one of his goals is to create a state ruled by islamic or sharia laws. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. the egyptian government banned the muslim brotherhood because of its suspected role in the assassination plot of the president. bill: later this hour general jack keane is here to talk about the recent turmoil in egypt and claims morsi is a new kind of pharaoh for egypt. martha: twin car bombs in damascus, syria, the blast targeted an area known to be loyal to president bashar al-asaad. then people ran out to help those who were injured in that initial explosion and then came the second large explosion. according to the estimates. 40,000 syrians have died in all of this horrific violence in syria that has been going on now for two years. bill: we are just getting started. $2 and a dream. so many lining unto buy a ticket for one of the largest lottery jackpots we have ever seen. we'll take you to one town where folks to sure use a half billion prize. martha: ambassador susan rise expected on capitol hill. she faced a tough crowd
-old james cross by and his 39-year-old brother-in-law michael meadows. >> we live when electronic did he advises can capture and further investigation but at the same time we don't want to see anyone injured or killed because of so it we need to use a fine balance. >>reporter: cross which believed to be the one who waved the gun at the couple and later fired shots at them. both men expected to be charged with assault with deadly weapon and attempted robbery. in oakland, abc 7 news. >>> of governor brown is criticize ago pay raise for the new chancellor at uc berkeley. governor says the 50,000 dollar increase does not fit with the spirit of leader shp that is needed rate now. incoming chancellor is nicholas dirk. he was the executive vice president at columbia university in new york and dirk says he's well aware of the challenges that lie ahead. >> substantial investment on the part of the state in higher education and the kinds of things that the university all campus ins the system have had to do to struggle to make up for this diminishment of state funding. >>reporter: dirk salary
shop owners attribute it to politics and mother nature. lawmakers might soon enact gun control laws. across the northeast residents want to protect thems following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you have had the perfect storm. you had hurricane sandy. you had re-election of barack obama. you have people realizing not only is it their second amendment right but they may be in a situation where they need a firearm to protect themselves. they're coming to the realization. it is just caused up tick and a spike. last friday on black friday it was through the roof. >> reporter: according to gallup 43% of women surveyed last year report owning a gun which is a new high. the nra is reporting that over the last four or five years there has been exponential increase in women participating in safety programs and licensing programs and hunting programs. women feel safer knowing how to use guns. i can tell you some of the gun shop manufacturers are starting to market more toward women. you see the pink series what i'm wearing here and the long rifles and some are for breast cancer aware
to break open the atm. >>> there is a renewed push in virginia tonight to change the laws when it comes to texting and driving. police need another reason to pull you over. texting while driving is a secondary offense. adam tuss explains how one local county is getting around the rules to hand out more tickets and stop the dangerous and growing problem. >> reporter: you don't have to be out on the roads long to see it. drivers texting. some even cruising down the interstate at high speeds. we saw this driver rolling along at 60 miles per hour today. he just kept rolling, and rolling, and about 20 seconds later put down the phone. here in fairfax county, police have been using a law called failure to pay full-time attention to pull over drivers who are texting, or are distracted behind the wheel. >> not a day goes by that people don't notice other drivers texting while driving. and our officers are doing what they can to enforce this. >> reporter: and she tells news4 these kinds of violations have skyrocketed. in 2009, about 7,000 offenses. in 2010, over 9,000. last year, and this year,
: someone else will try. they will find a law and a way not to pay this down the road. if not san bernardino it will be someone else. >> i think a precedent will be set here. whenever there is bankruptcy what is it about it is about reorganizing and restructure turing your debt so it is manageable and you can afford it. where you have aontractual obligation by the state, look it defined benefit. you have to pay it, i think what they will end up doing structuring in such a way it frees up theirable to do this. hear is the laer question, melissa --. melissa: how would that work though? >> ultimately, there is all kind of creditors, right? you have debtor creditors. you have creditors who are owed money. me creditors who are owed money in the priority chain, list of priorities they're way down. but when you have commitments, you have to honor those commitments. this is a commitment that no to get out of.lity has tried they're now trying to do it. i think precedent would be set here would be dangerous. it would lead to parade of horribles by many others who would try to avoid this. that would l
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